2013 January Movies

Spartacus

  • Rating: TV-MA

The House of Batiatus, a training camp for gladiators, is on the rise. Quintus Batiatus, with his loyal wife Lucretia by his side, is ready to succeed his father and climb over anyone who gets in his way to make his mark on the Roman Republic. Everything is going as planned as Batiatus basks in the glow of his champion Gannicus and the rise of his latest recruit Crixus. Batiatus’ rise is unfortunately halted when his house falls on hard times and it will take more than a mere gladiator to inspire greatness and turn his fortunes around. When a Thracian slave named Spartacus arrives, Batiatus sees the fire that burns in the man. Under the watchful eye of a Doctore, a gladiator trainer, Spartacus rises through the ranks to become the new champion, bringing his master glory and riches. However, when Spartacus discovers the truth behind his wife’s death, he plots to avenge her and leads Batiatus’ slaves in a bloody uprising. Gaius Claudius Glaber, the Roman responsible for condemning Spartacus and his wife to slavery, is charged with quelling the rebellion. But Spartacus, with the brotherhood of gladiators by his side, is a formidable opponent. And as the rebellion swells, Spartacus will carve his name into history.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

  • Rating: R

In this dark and twisted spin on the fairy tale, Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) are partners in bounty hunting who come a cross their greatest threat yet in a coven of witches kidnapping children from a village. It’s up to them to burn and behead the wicked when the hunters become the hunted.

Gangster Squad (2013)

  • Rating: R

In 1940s Los Angeles, mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the streets, from drugs and guns to prostitutes and gambling, with the help of corrupted police and politicians. It’s up to a secretive splinter group of honorable LAPD officers led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) to put an end the Cohen’s reign.

The Following

  • Rating: TV-14

The FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following?

The Last Stand (2013)

  • Rating: R

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.